Sex And The City TV series has recently experienced a hard time in the city of Tbilisi, the capital of the Georgia republic. Priests and about 50 parishioners of local churches beleaguered the building of the Rustavi-2 independent television company. The Georgian faithful believe that such films corrupt the youth, so they should not be broadcast on television. Despite the protest of the local spiritual society, the management of the company decided to premier the series anyway.
A very unpleasant situation took place on the border between Russia and Azerbaijan after a pedestrian crossing had been liquidated there. The Dagestan Pravda newspaper reported, the crossing was not supposed to be on the part of the borderline, according to the technical schedule. However, a lot of Azeri nationals, wishing to make it to Russia, cross the border every hour. They have to find a vehicle to go on with their journey, so local businessmen used the situation and offered their services to the people in need. They take people across the 100-meter neutral line for 20 or 30 rubles ($1). The transportation service enjoys a great demand: up to 20 people pack 14-seat GAZel vans.
More than 3,500 people were detained during unprecedented mass protests that swept across all of Russia in support of Alexey Navalny on January 23